How do you simplify #5/6 - 2/6 #?

1 Answer
Aug 3, 2016

Answer:

#1/2#

Explanation:

Said in words will make the answer obvious.

" five sixths minus two sixths leaves three sixths"

The denominators are already the same so we can just subtract the numerators.

You can also write it as # (5-2)/6 = 3/6 #

Simplify to #1/2#